Don't lock it.That, anyway, is what the Bristol City Council recommends:
London, October 1: Bristol City Council is urging people to leave their sheds open because padlocks could lead to thieves forcing their way through doors and windows of the council-owned sheds to steal garden equipment.Details. The important thing is to not inconvenience the burglars. It's the new British Way.
The council said that its new initiative could save taxpayers' money because fewer sheds would have to be repaired or replaced.
"Don't padlock your shed; it can save the shed being damaged if someone does try to get into it. If there is a break-in, always inform the police," the Telegraph quoted its guide as reading....
A spokesman...admitted that leaving the sheds unlocked could leave expensive equipment uninsured.